Switching from Fruitful theme to a paying theme: steps and consequences

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Hello,

I created my first concrete5 (version 5.7) site using the free Fruitful theme.

http://www.munichsitters.com

Because the theme is neither reponsive nor mobile friendly, I am planning on buying one of the following themes:

http://concrete5.iglobalweb.com/t_global/...
http://concrete5.iglobalweb.com/t_drop/...
http://cariad.pilipalawebdesign.com/...
https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/bitter-theme...
http://brimstone57.c5box.com/
https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/seren...
https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/peak-parallax...

Could someone please let me know the type of difficulties I am likely to encounter when trying to adapt my existing site content to the new theme ?

( I am quite new to the architecture / development of concrete 5. )

Thank you for your time and your help.

Regards,

Kâmi

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Cahueya replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Kâmi,

First of all:
Fruitful IS a responsive Theme. But looking at your site, it seems like it was heavily modified and lost its responsiveness in some elements. Like the Header Nav etc...

So depending if the Area Names are consistent to the concrete5 naming convention (Main Area, Sidebar...) another Theme should work out-of-the-box.

But in any case, before doing any major changes to a live website, you should get a backup of both files and database so you can always roll back if something strange happens.

By the way: The german-speaking-concrete5 community is over there:
http://concrete5.de
Cahueya replied on at Permalink Reply
By the way, I just had a closer look and your current theme is not Fruitful but a altered Version of the built-in Elemental Theme.

If you need help in this, you can send me a PM here.
Kami123 replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Cahueya,

Many thanks for your answer and the advice.

You're right, I did it a while ago and completely forgot I used the built-in Elemental Theme.

It basically comes down to the fact I am losing potential customers because they cannot view the site on their mobile phones.

How would you personally deal with such an issue (considering that I do not really have time to recreate the site from scratch again ) ?

Thanks.

Kâmi
PS: Btw, I did not add nor remove any concrete5 Area names while working on the site.
Cahueya replied on at Permalink Reply
First things I would do is:

1. Back Up everything
2. Active any available, nice looking theme (for example fruitful if you have it) to see if it gets things displayed better
3. Try another one if it doesn't

As I understand, you have some kind of emergency because you lose customers because the current theme does not display correctly on mobile. So my personal strategy would be to make any mobile theme working right now an then focus on how to beautify it to you actual needs.

For someone who does not know much about CSS and C5, making changes can be time consuming and a lot of try-and-error.

So if you know what you want but don't know how to make it, you might ask in the forums and get answers that lead you the quicker way without so much clickwork.

Hope this helps :-)
Kami123 replied on at Permalink Reply
Hello Cahueya,

Thank you very much for your very thorough reply.

I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.

Regards,

Kâmi